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Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1971-12-01

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Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1971-12-01

Set 2 partial

01. Crytical Envelopment >
02. Drums >
03. The Other One >
04. My and My Uncle >
05. The Other One
06. Not Fade Away >
07. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad >
08. Not Fade Away

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Boston Music Hall
Location Boston, MA

Source Matrix - see info file
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Taped by See info file
Transferred by Matrix by Matt Vernon


Partial Set 2 Matrix composed of

A). Unknown aud
B). set 2 SBD

Aud was speed adjusted to match the sbd using Cool Edit Pro

Mix Ratio = +3 db sbd / -5.5 db aud

1. I removed several minutes of tuning before NFA.
2. The matrix mix is what I would call "FOB". The aud source has a few instances of loud
nearby crowd. If more sbd is added to the matrix mix, on parts where the nearby crowd noise
is clear, it comes across as though they might be on stage which is disorienting. I elected
to start with an aud heavy mix and increase the sbd portion to make it sound like a good FOB.
The location is on the Phil side.
3. I did not patch ~ 3 minutes of missing aud in TOO.
4. I needed to add a minor, ~ .1 sec gap in the sbd but this is more or less inaudible as it
was during a quiet moment.

This is an excellent set, (check out the WRS tease in TOO).

Matt Vernon March 6, 2007


Reviewer: GreenLion - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2014
Subject: Ultimate Dead
I love this! If you wanted to find a perfect sample of the sort of musical experience no one but the GD can even come close to - look no further.

If you're new to the GD, though, you might want to start somewhere else. This is pretty far out! In fact, I think it really helps to know what a "vanilla" version of The Other One (if there is such a thing!) sounds like before you can really appreciate the way this performance stretches it into unexplored realms.

And a small tip: click on VBR M3U to the left, not the embedded player. Then you won't get a gap between songs, when they really just flow into each other, which is truly one of the best bits. Most regular listeners probably know this, but just in case you don't...

Small comment to previous reviewers: I respect your viewpoints, but... too fast? too fast for what? for you maybe? what if they're just playing that fast? Seems hard to believe, but this is obviously an unusual night.

And, for me, 1971 is the year they were FINDING their way after taking a bit of a detour in 1970. They didn't perform as much as in other years, but when they do it's nearly always exciting. 1972 is more perfect, sure, but I just love the sense of finding totally new things that are possible, in 1971.
Reviewer: beedub - favoritefavorite - December 5, 2013
Subject: Too Fast
The boys may be on fire and all, but this recording is to fast.
Reviewer: DMTrue13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2013
Subject: psycho
i love this extra psycho-delic stuff. who is playing piano? is that keith or tom constanten?
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2013
Subject: Wow!
The band is totally on fire.At points Keith is left in the dust. Phil is a MONSTER and is wicked into this and LOUD.

The first half of the Other One is relentless and Jerry is totally going off in a big way in it and it is a extremely unique version.
The band plays with wild abandonment during it and the reprise back into the Other One is done with text book precision.

The set ending NFA>GDTRFD>NFA is searing and joyous.
Many minds were blown at this one and the yells and screams confirm it ;)
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 19, 2012
Subject: Wild Ride
Approximately 6:00 into the TOO is some of the most awesomely unique x-factor jamming I've ever heard from the boys, and this version is a monster all the way. The GDTRFB is also one of the best ever; Jerry is just flying at supersonic speeds.

Shows like this make people like me who consider '71 to be more of a transitional year w/o a ton going for it seriously rethink their stance. Fall '71 has some moments that easily rival the best from '72.
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 16, 2012
Subject: wow 45 min of wow, just wow 5star no brainer!
no other words ,or worlds needed.
ALL IS OF Charts of known universe
vista crusier hyperspaced 2 multiverse!
me&u>other crowds ROAR !!!!!
GdtRFBad mega into maxi NFA
u r on the BUS, rejoin the club we all knew Well !
8/6 /71 palladium hard 2 handle also reaches into multiverse. wounderphil matrixes

5 no brainer
Reviewer: gerryfitzG - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2012
Subject: cryptic!!
gotta love a cryptical!!
Reviewer: gratefully deadicated - - July 25, 2012
Subject: 12-2-71 show
12-2-71 is @ live music archive then go to grateful dead , then go to brouse by year . it's there haooy listening check out my first show what a mind blower , sept 23 1972 peace
Reviewer: lp357 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2012
Subject: fall 71
This is where it all started for me, fall of 71 the band hits its stride. Although i love all the seventies, fall 71 to fall 74 is where I'm "stuck in time", great show, dead at their elemental best!
Reviewer: bkelly911 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2011
Subject: matrix>Soundboard
Real nice job here of blending the matrix snbd. what you get is a real nice taste of the audience, getting turned on by the band going for the big prize during The other One.. and than the music takes over..its mind blowing to know this went down some 40 years ago..the recording is now here in ever loving glory ..thanks again to all you kind folks at Archive and of course the band for making the music and letting us in on it, my first show was back way in 74. these 70-71 shows were some of the first aud. casettes we heard.. Still love it all..
Reviewer: St Ubbins - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2011
Subject: feelin bad?
never felt better when i hear " goin down the road feelin bad"
Reviewer: AimlessDrifter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 16, 2011
Subject: my god
A fan of every single The Other One i hear, but gotta say there is so much energy in this show.
Reviewer: deadydave - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2011
Subject: hot shi*
BTW not fade away was extreemly climactic at eh end there.. 5 stars outa me
Reviewer: sfrowe - - August 15, 2010
Subject: What happened to 12/02/1971?
This was my first Dead show and I used to be able to stream it from here. Now it's gone. It was broadcast live on WBCN, so why did it disappear?
Reviewer: Dr.Unclear - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2009
Subject: One of my favorite "That's It for the Other Ones"
The aud really adds to this board. Love hearing the energy of the crowd build during this simply stunning TIFT Other Ones. The jams are tight but really ethereal - very psychadelic stuff.
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2009
Subject: Awesome Jams and Trippy
This show has great sound coming off the soundboard and the music is amazing as well. Has a significant portion of space playing.

Great jams, great vibes, great show. Worth a listen for sure!
Reviewer: scum beat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2009
Subject: this rips!!
wow! this is a partial show, but what an amazing 45 minutes of music.
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